Sometimes I am easily confused
That`s not hard really hard,I often look a little bemused
Today though we had a tourist running at Birkenhead
Who has the surname of Birkenhead.
But isn`t from Birkenhead
We do however have several runners named Hampshire
And Jack Poland finished just ahead of one of them
We also had a Lincoln or two,a Richmond and a Hesketh finished just ahead of Hall
Alas no runner with the name of Porthcawl.
However to keep it local,a mention must go to Andrea Woodside
All of our runners took part with a lot of pride.
I`ll bring this geographical wondering to a close
Wishing we could have had someone called Montrose.
Photo from Jane Tew
Hello and welcome to this week`s run report. A fantastic 656 of you turned out for the third in our storm themed trilogy of parkrun events. I know I say this a lot but thanks very much for coming along today.All the volunteers love wearing their hi vis but it makes more sense if we have all you lovely runners,joggers and walkers taking part!
Our first finisher (male) was TJ Jones of Wirral AC with a new pb of 16:01,our 15th quickest run evs.Next was Rob Pearse of Wallasey AC in 16:43 and Jack Poland of Wallasey AC in 17:11
Our first finisher (female) was Kate Green of Bournville Harriers who achieved the holy grail of Shentonism,a 20:20(33rd) on her first visit to us! Next was Lucinda Goddard of Buckley RC with a new pb of 20:32(37th) and Jayne Price of Pensby Runners who ran 20:50(42nd)
Congratulations to all of our first timers today,whether you were taking part in your first ever parkrun or you were visiting us for the first time. We hope you very much enjoyed your Birkenhead parkrun experience and we look forward to seeing you next week or the next time you`re in the area!
Our first timers were Andrew Jackson,Josh Parsley,Georgina Harris,Daniel Barr, Khadiza Begum,Phil Ainslie,Michael Santos-Pires,David Richardson,Nick Lockley, Gabriel Mercer,Adrian Mercer,Louise Dyer,Ben Green,Rachel Woodworth,Carol Mitchell,Craig Boylan,Natalie Fields,Shaun Cumming,Janey Cabrera,Vicki-Lee Fozard, Craig Kerr,Gemma Barber,Darren Smith,Vanessa Poustie,Stephen Cotton,Suzanne Kelly,Max Dyer,Bethany Lewis,Nina Hastie,Liz Kerr,Tracy Murphy,Simon Rae,Victoria Sullivan,William Fildes,Louise Parsley,Jennifer Thomas,Atiya Alam-Jones,Liz Goodier, Fraser Campbell,Silviu Sabou,Rebecca Wright,Alex McDonnell,Joe Mackenzie,Matthew McDonnell,Fiona McLean,Jen Pleasance,James Bowman,George Belfield,Kate Green, Debbie Goodier,Glen Hamblett,Jacob Foy,Valerie Denieul,Colin Mair,John Lambert, Jane Tew and Kate Birkenhead.
PB (Ultan) Power from TJ Jones 16:01,Luke Hampshire 17:17,Joe Alkins 17:47,Richard Banks 18:39.John Harrison 19:01,Jack Talbot 19:29,Noel Ford 19:51,Lucinda Goddard 20:32,Jack Smith 21:08,Claire Wyn-Jones 21:10,Yao Lin 21:12,Todd Humphreys 21:19, Fred Lucas 21:24,Otto Glover 21:36,Zac Lincoln 22:31,David McAllister 22:34,Paul Browne 23:01,David McElroy 23:05,Giuseppe Serra 23:06,Dave Marland 23:08,Keith Lincoln 23:17,Huw Garrod 23:21,Sarah Theobald 23:24,Mark Richmond 23:26, Jonathan Smout 23:30,Tommi Hoshiko 23:31,Rachel Holcroft 23:34,Rebecca Bancroft 24:18,Stuart Fick 24:19,Charley Topping 24:31,Josh Quigley 24:32,Jennifer Barker 24:53,Wayne Allen 25:02,Zach Craze 25:26,Sekhar Karyampudi 25:39,Annemarie Cotton 25:48,Mia Browne 26:10,Sam Leah 26:27,Joanna Evens 26:29,Simon Thomas 26:46,Lee Fulton 26:57,Charlie Scudder 27:09,Philippa Kidd 27:14,Lily Scudder 27:19,Jack Hall 27:35,Sherry Carter 27:36,Emily O`Connell 27:47,Ian Anderson 28:04,Tom Kelly 28:23,Charlotte McKie 28:30,Lawrence Cowdray 28:45,Harry Warrell 28:55,Kenneth Stocker 29:29,Jack Campbell 29:33,Steve Dawson 30:58,Natalie Baker 31:06,Kelly Ogley 31:48,Beth McLean 32:36,Nick Wilde 32:58,Diane Birss 33:01,Amy Pemberton 33:17,Michelle Heighton 33:39,Debbie Kippen 34:32,Paul Suckley 35:08, Rebecca Boulger 35:18,Rachel Patten 35:42,Melissa Fearnley 36:04,Stephane Warrell 36:06,John Hall 37:26,Graham Hill 37:33,Jane Davies 38:51,Lesley Hill 41:13,James Sutcliffe 42:34,Andrea Borrer 42:57,Mia Parkins 43:10,Margaret Blakeborough 48:43, Gemma Cain 49:12,Christine Stuart 52:48.
Photo from Ruth Wilson
Marvellous milestones this week!
Zara White ran her 50th parkrun
Paul Johnson ran his 50th parkrun
Neil Harvey ran his 50th parkrun
Dale Hamblett ran her 100th parkrun
Congratulations to Zara,Paul,Neil and Dale!!
Luke Hampshire 17:17,KATE GREEN 20:20!!!!,Patrick Burke 21:21,Peter Hampshire 22:22,Mark Wilmshurst 23:23,Colin Mair 26:26,Sybil Leeman 29:29,Kenneth Stocker 29:29,Andrew Davies 30:30,Joel Cross 31:31,Jill Wright 32:32,Andrew Sutcliffe 36:36, Adam Jennings-O`Toole 38:38,Clare Pratten 45:45
Big day for the Shenton`s!
Our marvellousbynowusedtothewindsweptlooktastic volunteers were led by run director Mike "Jolene" Green.Our timekeepers were James "T`pau" Hurley and Stuart "The Vale of Shorts" Rickers,barcode scanning was done by Gemma "The real GC" Cloney, Lorna "OMP" Hughes,Peter "EFC" Barham and Andrew "PMG" Hughes.Finish tokens were dished out by Peter "The Gatekeeper" Gateley with help from Kevin "Nation street" Gorry and Amanda "Tin can lady" Curtis-Wilson.Kareen "Numbers" Porschke was our tail walker.Peter "Palm out" Humphreys,Ruth "PC" Byers,Paul Franklin,Dave "Double Dave" Bibby,John "Thistle" Henderson,Don "Dot" Scotton,Ultan "Power" Mulhern,John "The beard" Armstrong and Steve "Other" Smith.Our magnificent marshals were Benjamin Willis,Alison Engle,Francesca Taylor,Greg Smith,Sean Sales,Tim Plested, Ana Roslan,Richard Williams,Ruth Wilson,Malcolm Davies,Jacqui McIlroy,Colin Hale, Callum Logan,Catherine Cuthbert,Isabella Cuthbert,Keith Rodgerson,Mylo Williams, Rennell Smith.Ken Noble was a pacer,Robert Perry sorted the tokens last week,Gemma Cloney did the first timers briefing and Mike Green processed the results.
Photo from Ruth Pritchard
If you would like to join them,book early and get yourselves on the roster. Take a look at it on our website and if you can help us,please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you to everyone of our volunteers for all your amazing work this morning.
We are on the flickr ,the instagram and the facebook "Birkenhead parkrun" and the now over 1400 followers (I`m on one Jaffa cake for every 1500 so I`m getting a bit excited) twitter "@bheadparkrun"
Thanks for reading and see you next week!